Louisiana Deputy Fire Chief Killed During Undercover Police Operation

Zachary Fire Department Deputy Chief Christopher Lawton (WAFB/Zachary Fire Department photo)

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - A Zachary undercover police officer, who is also a firefighter, was killed after being run over by a U-Haul truck Monday night, according to officials.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office identified the victim as Christopher Lawton. Coroner William "Beau" Clark says an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the exact cause of death.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reports Albert Franklin, 33, and Ashley Chaney, 30, have been arrested. Deputies say Franklin will be charged with first degree murder, hit and run, damage to property, and as a fugitive from the Zachary Police Department. They added Chaney will be charged with obstruction of justice.

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